At Biggs Construction INC, we are new home builders in Greenville, NC who have been building custom, quality homes in Eastern NC for over 20 years. If you are interested in building your dream home, you can contact us for a free consultation, face-to-face, the old-fashioned way.

There are a lot of ins and outs when it comes to designing a new custom home. Oftentimes, people get so wrapped up in choosing a floor plan and designing the interior of their home, that they forget about the exterior until it’s time to start making decisions. There are a number of ways that you can customize your home’s exterior to make it just right for your family’s needs and for your personal style:

Vinyl Siding or Brick?

One of the biggest decisions you’ll make when it comes to your home’s exterior is the material you will use. The two most common materials are vinyl siding and brick.

Brick is the classic choice for home exteriors. It is one of the most, if not the most, durable materials to choose for your home, and it can last up to 100 years! With that said, brick is exponentially more expensive than vinyl siding, costing 2 to 5 times as much. It is also more expensive to install since it requires brick masons and quite a bit of installation time. All in all, if you want a home that will stand the test of time, and you’re willing to pay the upfront costs, then brick is a great choice for you.

Vinyl siding is becoming increasingly popular for homes for a number of reasons. For one, it is much more affordable than brick, both in material costs and installation costs. In addition, it comes in a number of colors and can be customized to fit your home. On average, vinyl siding can last you about 25 years, so only about one-fourth of the lifetime of bricks. So, that’s something to consider when choosing your home’s material. With that said, vinyl siding is a great choice for a clean, contemporary look that is both durable and affordable.

If vinyl siding or brick aren’t for you, we can talk to you about wood or stone siding for your home.

Other Key Home Building Decisions

The exterior of your home is going to be the first thing that your guests will see, so make sure you make a lasting impression!

Once you’ve decided on the main material of your home, you’ll then want to choose a roofing material. Asphalt shingles and metal roofing are the two most common choices. From there, gutter and trim colors (black is a popular choice now, and we love the crisp look it creates).

What about a porch? Do you want a wrap around porch, or something smaller? Maybe you don’t want a porch at all. You’ll also need to decide whether or not you want shutters, and if you do want shutters, you’ll need to pick a color and style. From there, landscaping is also an important decision you’ll need to make. For example, do you want flower beds surrounding your home? What about trees? A fountain?

Let Biggs Build Your Dream Home

When you start to think about all the decisions that you will make when you’re building a new home, it can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, you are in good hands with Biggs Constructions. We’ve been doing this for several decades, and we will be there to walk you through every step of the way. So, give us a call at Biggs Construction in Greenville, NC.